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JohnNice late season hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2015

John

Beautiful day summiting Huayna Picchu and Huchuy Picchu on Nov 28, 2015. Went up Huayna Picchu via the high hut and scrambled up the short rock slab above. Visited Putukusi the prior afternoon but didn't summit that peak.

Things were much more developed compared to when I summited last time on October 30, 1999. Some differences are that tickets are required now, there are more signs and information about what to do and that walking on the plaza center is no longer allowed.

All 400 tickets were sold out this day but there were days in both Nov and Dec 2015 that did not sell out. Dec 1 had 61 G1 / 1 G2 tickets left and Dec 2 had 20 G1 / 6 G2 tickets left.
Posted Nov 28, 2015 11:30 pm

Fred SpickerNormal   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2015

Fred Spicker

Steep irregular steps. Descended via the back side trail and the Temple of the Moon - a long descent with one ladder and some climbing back up - adds several hours to the trip, but is well worth it to get away from the crowds. Advice - do some stair climbing workouts before going. You will be glad you did. Also, note that permits must be reserved well ahead of time.
Posted Oct 18, 2015 9:18 am

MoniBeautiful views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2015

Moni

Nice hike although stairs get tedious. Beautiful views. Also went down to caverns (Temple of the moon) on the way out.
Posted Oct 9, 2015 5:41 pm

browng73Spectacular  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2014

browng73

Can't go to Macchu Picchu without climbing this peak! Amazing hike and views! Be sure to get your permit ahead of time!
Posted Aug 31, 2015 12:59 pm

teddycricket83lots of fun!

teddycricket83

such great views and crazy steps
Posted Aug 9, 2015 3:31 am

AlpinistStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2014

Alpinist

Fun climb on a cloudy day. Took 2 hours round trip. Sat around for about 20 mins on top before I could get a clear shot of Machu Picchu.
Posted Sep 16, 2014 9:09 pm

matthias.pabstAmazing Sights  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2013

matthias.pabst

Very fun, but also short hike. Nice views on Machu Picchu and the valley. Personally, I enjoyed Huchuy Picchu even better... I was completeley alone there and the views on the ruins. Also there is a small "climbing" section with an old rope to help the ascent. Not really necessary, but fun nevertheless!
Posted Apr 27, 2014 9:09 pm

bellinghamclimberA great end to the Inca Trail!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 3, 2008

bellinghamclimber

We had an amazing trek in during the beginning of December, and hiked up to the top of Huayna Picchu in the morning after checking out the ruins. Great views from the top, and some morning cloud cover made the views even better!
Posted Apr 23, 2014 12:26 am

cjwhatRainy season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2014

cjwhat

Went up in fog hoping it would burn off. It didn't. Not so scary when you can only see 20 feet. Did the A Gran Caverna trail to Temple of the Moon. Only 7 people did that trail while we were up there - us (5) and 2 others. There are no signs identifying this as the trail to Temple of the Moon. It took a total of 4 fun hours.
Posted Apr 3, 2014 6:29 pm

labglovesNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2005

labgloves

Also tramped around back to the 'temple of the moon.'
Posted Dec 31, 2013 11:06 pm

utahjimk27 July 2000  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2000

utahjimk

reminds me of Angels Landing in Zion National Park
Posted Nov 20, 2013 10:18 am

whatdoIknownice  Sucess!

whatdoIknow

Its surprising. I thought there would be a lot more on the other side, alas...
Posted Jun 3, 2013 7:46 pm

JakeCloudy   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 8, 2013

Jake

Clouds everywhere. Nice walk on the stairs.
Posted Feb 9, 2013 10:39 am

ljbaileywaisted 2 hours!  Sucess!

ljbailey

Next time....I'll know to get my pass stamped at the main entrance. Awesome views! I would go back again...while it is still there......
Posted Nov 18, 2012 12:41 pm

ajberry1987  Sucess!

ajberry

When up a couple times, on two different days. What a place.
Posted Nov 12, 2012 7:59 pm

paulparkieRan up it  Sucess!

paulparkie

For a bet. Very busy.
Posted Nov 12, 2012 5:08 pm

CissaImpressive  Sucess!

Cissa

Too many noisy tourists. Great views.
Posted Jun 26, 2012 5:28 pm

TonkaJust one of those places  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

Tonka

We did the climb on our 2nd day at MP and it was wonderful. The place gets under your skin after a while as does Peru. I was very surprised to see people trying to get up with no water and flip flops. There are areas with some pretty signifigant exposure.
Posted Jun 5, 2012 10:37 am

markthejockSlippery path  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2005

markthejock

A slippery and damp path with loads of people.
Posted Feb 20, 2012 5:05 am

madclimberAfter Inca Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2005

madclimber

After getting off the Inca trail, decided to go up with another SPer. Watch out, it's slippery!
Posted Nov 2, 2011 9:03 pm

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